Antibiotics are rarely needed to treat upper respiratory infections and generally should be avoided unless the doctor suspects a bacterial infection. Simple techniques, such as proper handwashing and covering the face while coughing or sneezing, may reduce the spread of respiratory tract infections.
To ease stomach upset, give this medication with food, and do not give with food containing dairy or iron, as calcium and iron can block the medication’s efficacy. This medication will take effect quickly, in about 1 to 2 hours, however, visible effects may take a few days to be recognized.
Doxycycline is an antibiotic. It’s used to treat infections such as chest infections, skin infections, rosacea, dental infections and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), as well as a lot of other rare infections. It can also be used to prevent malaria if you’re travelling abroad.